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    Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    He constantly talks to Terry Francona who has a big payroll like the Yankees to work with but he also manages the game by the numbers. You cant argue with his strategy because it seems to be working. My opinion is the Reds Sox have great pitching thats why theyre winning.

    Anyway I watched his special and Bill thinks:
    1. You shouldnt give up outs (sacrifice).
    2. You shouldnt intentionally walk batters
    3. You shouldnt steal bases.
    4. You should use guys who have high win-share stats.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    I think you are over-generalizing what Bill James believes.

    Bill James would be the first guy to tell you that sacrifices, intentional walks, stolen bases, and other small ball tactics have a place in baseball. He just believes you should use them judiciously and only under the proper circumstances.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    From what he was saying on his special, his whole philosophy is based on outs and how bad they are.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    From what he was saying on his special, his whole philosophy is based on outs and how bad they are.
    How bad are they?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    How bad are they?
    They've been known to maul small housepets.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    How bad are they?
    If you eat all 27 at once you can feel ill.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Bill James is a member of the Red Sox staff. I doubt he can, or would talk to other teams.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    If you eat all 27 at once you can feel ill.
    So they are like a bag of Oreos.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Do they speak the same language?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    So they are like a bag of Oreos.
    No.... Hydrox actually. :

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    No.... Hydrox actually. :
    Hydrox cookies are highly underrated. So are Joe-Joe Sandwich cookies from Trader Joe's.

    Oreo's are third in that list.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Do they speak the same language?
    That is what I was thinking. I wonder if Narron would understand anything James would say,and James would probably soon be banging his head in frustration if he listened to Narron.
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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    That is what I was thinking. I wonder if Narron would understand anything James would say,and James would probably soon be banging his head in frustration if he listened to Narron.
    I think it would be the only time that James would be looking in his Baseball Abstract under the "S" for variables on sucktitude, scrappy, and crap (but another word) for brains.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    So based on the expertise here on this board and everywhere else, it is everyone's strong belief that Narron would be speaking broken southern style english while Bill James would be speaking fluent spanish, which in turn would cause one to eat a complete bag of oreo cookies.

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    Re: Should Narron talk to Bill James?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    So based on the expertise here on this board and everywhere else, it is everyone's strong belief that Narron would be speaking broken southern style english while Bill James would be speaking fluent spanish, which in turn would cause one to eat a complete bag of oreo cookies.
    I don't think there is a consensus for the type of cookie consumed.


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